For most of us, getting an invitation to the BAFTAs red carpet and ceremony would be a Big Deal. To the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, however, it’s just another weekend date night, with the royal couple and parents-of-three attending the event each year since 2017.
And while Kate Middleton isn’t a stranger to the red carpet, it's her BAFTAs looks that stand out year after year. Whether it’s a custom-made number by her beloved Alexander McQueen (which she’s worn to the event every year except one, when she was pregnant with Prince Louis) or a beautiful dress by royal-favourite Jenny Packham, Middleton’s BAFTAs gowns are some of her best.
In honour of the 2022 BAFTAs, happening this weekend, let’s take a look back at Kate Middleton’s stunning BAFTAs dresses…
Kate Middleton's Best BAFTA Dresses - Grazia
For 2020's BAFTAs, Middleton followed one of her favourite tricks and recycled a dress she'd worn previously, which was perfect considering the theme of the event was 'recycle, sustainable or vintage'. This time, it was a beautiful custom-made Alexander McQueen white and gold gown that she'd worn in 2012 to a state dinner while on a royal tour of Malaysia.
If anyone ever doubted the Duchess of Cambridge belonged on the red carpet, we'd show them this picture. In 2019, Middleton won the BAFTAs red carpet in a gorgeous white, one-shoulder dress designed especially for her by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
On BAFTAs night in 2018, all anyone could talk about was Time's Up, with many A-listers opting to wear black gowns in solidarity with the movement. And while the Duchess of Cambridge, who was then pregnant with her third child, Prince Louis, chose not to wear a black dress that evening - possibly for this reason - she did wear this stunning deep green Jenny Packham gown (with a black belt, might we add…).
2017 was the first year Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the BAFTAs together - and they did not disappoint. Middleton took the red carpet by storm in an off-the-shoulder Bardot-style dress by Alexander McQueen. Eagle-eyed fans will recognise this dress, as well, as the Duchess upcycled it in 2019 for the National Portrait Gallery Gala by altering the neckline and adding cap sleeves.
In 2011, Kate and Will spent a few days in California as part of a royal tour of North America. While there, they added a BAFTA Reception at the Belasco Theatre in LA, where Middleton wore a flowing lilac gown by Alexander McQueen.